Fall House League
Fall House League is a player and parent favourite! It integrates baseball fundamental skill development into gameplay. This year the program runs from the end of August to the beginning of October.
Age 6 & 7 | Born in 2014 & 2015
Age 5 | Born in 2016
Age 8 & 9 | Born in 2012 & 2013
We are so EXCITED to update you on the status of Leaside House League Fall Ball. It’s been a loooooong year waiting to get back on the diamonds! During this down time, our team has been hard at work planning an expanded autumn experience for you—conscious of the time we lost in the Spring of 2020 and then again in Spring 2021.
Our goal is to invite as many athletes as we safely can to join us for an action-packed, 6-week session (Aug 30-Oct 8) led by our extremely talented LBA Instructors. Our season will run from the end of summer until we lose the evening light just before Thanksgiving. We are pumped! We're also thrilled to announce the return of T-Ball! We can’t wait to welcome a new cohort of first-time ball players into the Leaside family and we hope that you will forward this email to anyone you know in the neighbourhood who may now be eligible (birth year 201X). Registration for Fall Ball will officially open at 9 am on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Please stay tuned for more details—including the structure of game play at each level and confirmed session dates for each age band. Thank you so much for your continued support of Leaside Baseball. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Fall House League registrations fill up quickly every year! Due to field permit and resource limitations, we will not be able to accommodate all interested families. As such, we recommend registering quickly after the registration window opens to ensure your child's spot!
Ready With COVID-19 Health And Safety Measures
Leaside Baseball Fall House League will operate in accordance with, and subject to, all provincial and municipal COVID-19 requirements and guidelines. The policies and recommendations we have implemented to increase the health and safety of our campers are:
- Parents will be required to complete a health assessment form on behalf of their athlete(s) prior to the start of the session.
- Players will be divided into 6 teams of 5 players and assigned two Leaside Baseball Instructors as well as parent volunteers for the duration of the program week with dedicated equipment.
- Each team will then be assigned to one of two diamonds each evening; each team will rotate through each (1) batting, (2) infield defense and (3) outfield defense. This is done to reduce the length of time of close proximity of the players while waiting to bat.
- Physical distancing will be enforced within each cohort and group. Where it can’t be maintained, campers and staff will be instructed to wear their masks.
- A strict “no sharing” rule will apply to gloves, water bottles and food.
- Parents are asked to keep their player at home if there is any change in their health, COVID-19 related or otherwise.
- Spectators are asked to limit attendance to immediate family and physically distance themself from each other.
House League registrations fill up quickly every year and especially this year due to precautions requiring limiting enrollment! Due to field permit and resource limitations, we will not be able to accommodate all interested families. As such, we recommend registering promptly after the registration window opens to ensure your child's spot.
Uniforms and Equipment
The LBA provides a hat for each player. The LBA also provides all required baseball equipment including balls, bases, bats, helmets and catcher's gear. Players are to bring appropriate running shoes, baseball cleats (diamond only) and their baseball glove. An athletic cup is required for age 8 and older.
Players may bring their own baseball bat and are not to share it with teammates. Players may bring their own batting helmet and do not need to share it.
In the event you need to cancel the registration, a credit may be available. Refunds are not available. If written cancellation notice is made by August 21, a credit is available to be used towards any Leaside Baseball programming. If the written cancellation notice is made after August 21, a credit is not available. The Leaside Baseball Association reserves the right to grant exceptions to the policy.
Use of Fees
The registration fee covers team and game equipment, umpire and instructor costs, insurance, field permits and administrative expenses, as well as contributing to the Leaside Baseball financial assistance and capital improvement programs.
Parent Volunteers to Help the Team
We love our parent volunteers and we especially need help this Fall! As an Assistant Coach, you will assist in ensuring athletes are rotating through their assigned locations, preparing athletes to bat and ensuring that athletes are maintaining distance. Due to limited registration capacity, athletes who have parent volunteers will be prioritized for registration.
Each team is provided two (2) Leaside Baseball instructors as head coach to lead the game play, umpire and integrate skill development.
Rep and Select Players
We do not accept players that are currently on Rep or Select teams in Leaside or elsewhere in Toronto on spring or fall house league teams. Players who have previously played Rep or Select baseball are eligible to play.